Governor Eric Holcomb has announced a 5-stage "Back on Track" plan to reopen the State by July 4.
Most of the state will begin "Stage 2" of the reopening plan on Monday, May 4, which includes lifting essential travel restrictions, allowing social gatherings of up to 25 people and allowing certain nonessential industries to resume while encouraging remote work when possible. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.
The "Back on Track" plan outlines a data-driven, measured approach to reopening the economy that relies on maintaining positive health metrics as well as robust testing, contact tracing and a steady supply line of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect Hoosiers as they return to work and the economy.
Below are What's Open, What's Closed Fact Sheets for each stage in reopening.
Stage 1: Where We Are Now
Stage 2: Where We Are Going
Stage 3: Where We Are Going
Stage 4: Where We are Going
Stage 5: Where We are Going
Moving to each stage will be contingent on health indicators remaining positive.
For more information visit www.BackonTrack.IN.gov.
The Critical Industries Hotline remains open from 9AM-6PM ET Mon-Fri to respond to business and industry questions about reopening guidelines. The center may be reached by calling 877-820-0890 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we move toward reopening, all Indiana businesses are being asked by the State to take measures and institute safeguards to ensure a safe environment for their employees, customers and clients.
Several government entities and industry partners have released guidelines to help companies implement safety plans and procedures. Below are resources to help guide your reopening plans.
Launch Fishers has released its safety plan for reopening, below:
TechPoint has partnered with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) to release three return-to-work playbooks for manufacturing, logistics and warehousing, office, and customer-facing settings.
The following ITIA Members are offering virtual resources for entrepreneurs and tech companies. If your organization is offering support services and would like to be featured email Molly@HallowellConsulting.com.
Virtual Office Hours—The NIIC in Fort Wayne is offering virtual office hours, which may include open Q&A sessions or focused, topical discussions. Stay tuned to our social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) for details about upcoming events. Topics will include general questions and answers format about current business challenges. Participants will help drive the discussion as well. Local experts will team with Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) to advise on topical issues.
More information is available here.
As Muncie area’s premier entrepreneurial support organization, the Muncie Innovation Connector Inc. is prepared to assist you with your business questions and how to deal with this unique business environment.
If your organization or business needs or wants assistance dealing with this new “normal” such as reviewing your current business model, ideas for marketing, or how to deal with employees, etc. please feel free to contact me at email@example.com to arrange a FREE 30-minute coaching session.
All coaching sessions will be by phone or ZOOM. If we cannot directly help you, we will try to find a connection that can assist you. Coaching appointments will take place from 10 am - 2 pm Monday – Friday until further notice.
Small Business Support:
The Startup Ladies Virtual Office Hours
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Winona IT located in Winona Lake, Indiana is fast-tracking deployment of Microsoft Teams, an industry leading collaboration platform, to organizations in need. In addition, they are deploying advanced VoIP solutions, even waiving the cost entirely for Non-Profits/501C3s allowing employees to stay connected and tend to main phone lines during this time.
If you are an organization in need of help keeping employees connected during this time, please contact us at 574-306-5441 or via https://winonait.com/contact/.
For more information regarding our COVID-19 response, please visit https://winonait.com/covid-19/.